SWIFT Infrastructure Engineer/Admin

  • Competitive
  • Greenwich, CT, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Interactive Brokers
  • 17 Aug 17

SWIFT Infrastructure Engineer/Admin

Overview :

Interactive Brokers is a direct access electronic broker catering to the needs of professional and frequent traders, institutional investors, financial advisors, and introducing brokers. Our clients have access to more than 100 market centers in 25 countries from a single account. We are the lowest cost provider of brokerage services and the largest U.S. electronic broker based on daily average revenue trades executing 657,000 trades per day (First Quarter 2017 results). At Interactive Brokers, you will be part of a dynamic, multinational, fast paced, results oriented team working to provide our customers with state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk management tools.

Interactive Brokers Group is seeking a hands-on SWIFT Infrastructure Engineer to support and administer IBG's direct interface to SWIFT. The candidate will participate in maintaining the on-site SWIFT Alliance components, both hardware and software, and interacting with sysadmin and networking teams as necessary.

Responsibilities :

A successful candidate will be involved in planning, coordination and execution of all SWIFT infrastructure maintenance tasks, including patching of the Alliance software components, PKI certificate renewal, migration to different hardware and/or operating system, licensing of new features and/or BIC(s), HSM swaps and/or upgrades. The ideal candidate needs to be strong technically, with an in-depth understanding of how different SWIFT Alliance components fit together. Needs to be a quick learner, able to conduct independent research, methodical, careful and very well organized.
The responsibilities include:

  • Administering of SAA, SAG and SNL; working with Security Officers (LSO/RSO) on those tasks which require additional security permissions
  • Administering of HSM clusters; coordinating upgrades and/or replacements with SWIFT Support and UNIX System Administrators where necessary
  • Coordinating leased line upgrades and/or VPN boxes replacement with SWIFT support and IBG Network Engineering
  • Coordinating hardware platform upgrades with SWIFT Support and UNIX System Administrators
  • Planning and guiding Alliance and SWIFTNet Security Officers through procedures

Qualifications :

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics
  • 2-3 years of hands on experience with SWIFT Alliance family of products
  • Knowledge of basic computing principals, security protocols and methods
  • Working knowledge of UNIX (Linux) as a user
  • Understanding of networking protocols, basic firewall rules
  • Understanding of SWIFT ISO 15022 standards
  • Understanding of IBM MQ basics